We had the option of either taking the autopista that was flat, or the hillier and longer road which would go through Tzintzuntzan, a small town with an old church and an older archaeological site. Since it was such a short day we decided on the route through Tzintzuntzan which was all good, except that we had a headwind to keep us working hard.
In Tzintzuntzan I decided to start interviewing Pedro for the website. I figure he can explain things in video form better than I can writing what I read on the signs. It gives a bit more variety, so here’s hoping that goes well! It was starting to get warm and so we were glad that it was just a short detour. The pyramid was kinda interesting just in the shape, but it wasn’t presented in that great a way and the recently opened museum was inexplicably closed which just confused us.
After leaving Tzintzuntzan we rode not too far from the side of Lake Pátzcuaro until we got to Pátzcuaro and found our host Tzitziki and her family who made us feel really at home, and after we cleaned up we got given so much delicious home-made food.
In the late afternoon we took a combi to Pátzcuaro with Tzitziki and her brother and they showed us around. We saw the main highlights and a variety of handicrafts in cool little markets. Pedro had enjoyed riding through Michoacan and seeing all the different craftsmen so had some fun conversations getting advice from the other carpenters about the industry in Michoacan and how one day he was thinking of opening his own business there.
Pátzcuaro at night
Tzintzuntzan – Pedro Tours